consultants are sandburs

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hands moving pawns. PAWNS! Not major peices to any game.

Kos, here.

Pawn numero uno. Says "Will filibuster." Good. Call his bluff. Bring the turkey off the campaign trail and have him stand in the Senate well "filibustering" as promised, while Trump and Kasich campaign.

Sure, he will do that about when pigs fly to the moon.

What a piece of work. Indeed:

Cruz’s other advisers are nearly as alarming. His list includes three other employees of Gaffney’s think tank, along with former assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy, author of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America; Iran-Contra schemer Elliott Abrams; and Michael Ledeen, a former Reagan official who once said, “Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business."

It’s a little surprising that Cruz has assembled this rogue's gallery of aggressive neoconservatives. Just a few months ago, the Texas senator told Bloomberg, “If you look at President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and for that matter some of the more aggressive Washington neocons, they have consistently mis-perceived the threat of radical Islamic terrorism and have advocated military adventurism that has had the effect of benefiting radical Islamic terrorists.”

UPDATE: This. Trump declines the FOX-Utah thing; Kasich cares little at all to share a stage with a pariah, and declines too. Cruz ready to debate himself, taking both sides of any FOX-fed question? Would he have moved from one podium to another, one spiel in English, the other in Spanish? It appears Trump and Kasich have one point of agreement.

FURTHER UPDATE: Trump should have offered Fox to send Sarah Palin in his place to debate with Cruz. It is the level of respect Cruz has earned.

FURTHER UPDATE: Trump sends Palin as his surrogate to FOX. Cruz in turn should send Frank Gafney and the two could have a dumb-in, with Kasich standing with his jaw dropped.

FOX in turn could bring in the other noteworthy Cruz consultant, Elliot Abrams, and debate sending Stinger missiles to Iran in exchange for cash for drug smuggling thugs in El Salvador.

Woo woo.

_______________FURTHER UPDATE_______________

Mister Smarmy
Press coverage has focused on Gaffney, e.g., this websearch, with naming Abrams, giving an incomplete flavor. The entire freak show is posted by Cruz himself, here. Crazy General Boykin, and Michael Ledeen, a Bushco neocon in the Cheney-Rumsfeld chicken hawk chicken coop, who had a major hand in ginning up lies to put our military into the Iraq fiasco. Remember the Niger "Yellow Cake" lie? Do YOU really want more of the same? A vote for Mr. Smarmy is a vote for Iraq War redux.

Give each in that crazy batch a Mr. Yuk sticker; supersize one for Mr. Smarmy. Netanyahu could not have picked a "better" team than that (presuming for the sake of argument that in this instance he did not pick nor recommend, but that Cruz went about lifting rocks and collecting specimens by himself).

The only question, where's Bolton? What's Bushco war mongering redux without Bolten?

Veterans should ask, Cruz, his list of war mongering disciples, ask who on that list served? Boykin, okay, him. One or two others, but it's Cheney-Rumsfeld-Iraq warmed over leftovers.

FURTHER: An even better question, which of the numerous "foreign policy" advisers not only served in the military, but which, if any, served with Cruz in the military?

Or with Cheney?

Or in the military with Richard Perle?

Cruz' chicken hawks. Rattling sabres while never having taken a sabre into battle. Battle voyeurs.

Not their own kids in the scenario either.

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